BRAINTREE Town travel to Hungerford Town tonight aiming to get back to winning ways, in National League South.

The Iron were beaten 2-0 at home by St Albans City last weekend and lie 18th in the table, after three straight defeats.

Braintree now face a Hungerford side who sit two places above them in the table in a rearranged league game that was originally postponed when the Berkshire side had a Covid outbreak, last month.

Iron boss Ryan Maxwell will have central defender Nathan Bertram-Cooper back after his one-match ban, following his sending off on debut at Eastbourne.

Maxwell is also hoping to bring in another experienced midfielder/defender in time for the Hungerford game.

He said: "You need to have experience in the team at this level because you're up against vastly bigger squads with loads of players that have that experience."

Goalkeeper Billy Johnson was a last-minute change for Braintree against St Albans, coming into the side just before-kick off after regular custodian Preston Edwards had been injured in the warm-up.

Maxwell said: "Johnson did really well for us pulling off two tremendous saves.

"I was a little worried about him stepping in because he does lack match fitness but he did his job admirably."

Braintree will be looking to bounce back after defeat against St Albans, where boss Maxwell was pleased with their reaction following the 6-0 trouncing by Eastbourne Borough, in their previous game.

Maxwell said: "The boys at the end are in the dressing room and are obviously totally disappointed at the outcome but there are many positives to come out of the game.

"I'm pleased they responded in the right way after their disastrous showing at Eastbourne."